Customized Employment Strategies
Iowa Employment First Webinars

2018 Webinars

Discovering the Family Genius

Katherine Carol

Job Development Strategies in Rural Areas 

Toni Tewes, Ken Karczewski & Rachel Riphagen; My Choice Employment

The Role of Systematic Instruction in Supported Employment
Dr. Sue Ann Morrow, Money Follows the Person

Utilizing Individual Placement & Support (IPS) to Assist Job Seekers with Mental Illness
Scott Witte, Mike Dempster, Katie Scholmann; Hope Haven Rock Valley

Thinking in Themes
Ashley Lantz, Griffin Hammis Associates

Intersectionality & Engaging Job Seekers & Families of Diverse Backgrounds
Reyma McDeid, McCoy, CICIL


Success Stories in Utilizing an Integrated Resource Team
Diane Hernandez, Workforce Development; Michelle Dickerson, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Shannon Myers, Department for the Blind


Utilizing the Positive Personal Profile to Capture & Showcase Information Learned in Discovery
Ashlea Lantz, Griffin-Hammis Associates

2017 Webinars

 Successful Transition Practices & Partnering with Schools
Erika Siefken & Becky Rients, Emmetsburg Schools, & Julie Christensen, Iowa’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities, Center for Disability & Development.

Business Engagement Strategies to Support Successful Employment Outcomes
Michelle Krefft, Business Consultant with IVRS, and Ashlea Lantz, Griffin-Hammis Associates

Iowa's Success Stories
Jean Menning and Rodney Davis, Exceptional Opportunties

The Role of Person-Centered Planning in Achieving Integrated Employment Outcomes
LeAnn Moskowitz, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise and Luna Baccam, IA Dept. of Human Services

Discovery and Customized Employment
Ashlea Lantz


WIOA & Section 511
Lee Ann Russo, IVRS; LeAnn Moskowitz, IME; Jessica Kreho, ICIE 

This Iowa Association of Community Providers Family Engagement page is your go-to source for equipping yourself and families with the information, resources, and supports needed to achieve successful employment outcomes! Follow the links on the page to easily find and download practical resources for you and for families – or browse the video collection.

Link to the Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Division- Materials for Employers with Section 14(c) Certificates has a ton of great fact sheets, tools, guidance, forms, etc

Engaging & Utilizing Workforce to Support Successful Employment Outcomes
Brian Dennis

Translating Information Learned in Discovery into Successful Employment
Abby Cooper

Benefits Planning: The Role in Employment & Iowa Resources
Mistie Johnson, CWIC, Work Incentives Planning & Assistance and Brian Dennis, Disability Employment Initiative, Iowa Workforce.

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